Mobile IP Networks and IoT ranked top fraud and security threats
WeDo Technologies recently conducted a surve y1which collated the answers of 250 revenue assurance and fraud management professionals from 65 service providers and technology partners from across the world. This was done at WeDo Technologies's Annual Worldwide User Group, held in Portugal in May 2017. When asked about the biggest fraud and security challenge they will face in 2017, 43% of respondents stated Mobile IP networks, followed by 39% identifying IoT as the biggest challenge for the year. Protecting VoLTE (16%) and 5G (2%) rounded out the remaining responses.
At the heart of the major challenges identified in the survey is the digital transformation that CSPs are currently undergoing. As Mobile IP networks continue to be rolled out and IoT adoption accelerates, CSPs are contending with managing complex, hybrid network environments, and a greater scale of data. This in turn creates new opportunities for fraudsters to exploit.
“Carriers are increasingly seeing how new digital networks and services are stretching their legacy fraud prevention and revenue assurance solutions beyond their limits. This leaves CSPs exposed to potentially expensive and wide-ranging threats that may be difficult to contain, as we’ve seen from the increasing occurrence of IoT security breaches and ransomware attacks,” said Rui Paiva, Chief Executive Officer of WeDo Technologies. “It is in this environment where we are a strong advocate for cloud-based platforms that can quickly and easily elevate a service provider’s risk management system to meet next generation requirements.”
Survey respondents were in agreement with Mr Paiva’s comments, as they see cloud-based systems being part of their risk management strategy in the near future. Twenty-one percent (21%) of survey respondents expect a cloud-based solution to be implemented within the next year; where 43% of respondents believe they will have an element of cloud-based risk management within the next two to five years. More information on the survey and additional insights can be found here.
WeDo Technologies provides a simpler, faster, smarter approach to managing telecom fraud. By leveraging the cloud, RAID.Cloud saves integration time and reduces costs with its self-service and user friendly, on-the-spot onboarding process. RAID.Cloud also provides groundbreaking apps to assess a customer’s risk profile by tracing their digital footprint, improve customer service through crowdsourced network quality and reliability, reduce IRSF and provide service assurance analytics through crowdsourced technology.